Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Watchismo Times is now 'The Minutes' - Check it out!


Be sure to come check out our new blog at The Minutes where you'll find features like the following and much more!

DOES YOUR WATCH HAVE BALLS?

The  Van Cleef & Arpels 'Midnight Planetarium Poetic Complication' by watchmaker Christiaan van der Klaauw, is a hypnotic astronomical timepiece bearing a miniature solar system that you can wear on your wrist. Ok, maybe the title of this post is a tad crass but the fact is the watches below have the balls to use spheres of [...]

the coolest wood watches EVER MADE

There is no denying mid-century design was particularly special for art, cars & furniture but also true for a variety of watch designs. It was a period of experimentation with minimalism, asymmetry and new materials which opened the door for the use of wood in timepieces. Introduced in the late fifties and [...]


PUTTING SOME STEAM BACK INTO STEAMPUNK

This week, we're revisiting an old friend, Japanese Steampunk watchmaker, Sueyoshi Haruo (also referred to as Haruo Suekichi), featured nearly a decade ago on The Watchismo Times blog. Having created thousands of custom built Steampunk watches, all nearly one of a kind and with completely hilarious mechanical functions like flapping leather dragon wings to celebratory noisemakers and [...]
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WHAT'S THE COOLEST WATCH NEVER MADE?

Far ahead of its time, the 1958 Patek Philippe Cobra concept watch was doomed.  Destined to torment space-age vintage watch collectors like myself, this watch exists only as a one-off prototype designed by renowned avant garde watchmaker Louis Cottier eight years before his death in 1966.  Unique for its linear time display and [...]
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ANDREW GRIMA'S UNUSUAL OMEGA & LED WATCHES 1969-76

Andrew Grima was a famous British mid-century modern jewelry designer, commissioned to create unusual one-of-a-kind watches for Omega and Pulsar in the 60's & early 70's. He was commissioned by Omega to create a highly aesthetic avant-garde collection called 'About Time'.  Grima was given a free hand and chose to stick to one principle: he would [...]

ARE WATCHES ART?

If you ask us, we wholeheartedly believe there has been a new genre of art forming over the past twenty years within the very exclusive world of independent horology.  That said, it's more about motion and machines as the medium but nevertheless, there are some important collaborations that have occurred with watch brands and [...]



THANK GOD IT'S SEVENFRIDAY

We've been watching  SEVENFRIDAY's growth in their fast & furious few years since inception...and we're hooked, especially the new collections & limited editions available in very small quantities. In pole position sits the  P3B/01 RACER, the newest from the original P Series. Undeniably forward thinking design up & down, inside and out. Hot on its heels is the [...]


WHAT DOES TIME IN THE 4TH DIMENSION LOOK LIKE?

22 Design Studio's elegant '4th Dimension' Watches feature a staircase of high tension concrete for the dial. From its sculptural time display to the custom shaped brass hands and perfectly styled leather straps, every detail of this wristwatch has been designed to show the beauty of the raw materials. This unique timepiece's tanned leather and [...]

Thursday, August 18, 2016

New Brand Alert - AVI-8 Aeronautical Military Watch Collection

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Faster, Further, Higher...

New AVI-8 Aeronautical Watches

The best engineers, scientists, designers and pilots have combined over the years to produce cutting edge machines that were designed for the crucial purpose of a country's defense. Drawing on the absolute best in materials and resources, a series of iconic planes have emerged over the years that serve as a benchmark to look upon in man's progress in the sky.
The AVI-8 collection of mechanical timepieces seeks to honor both the aircraft and the untold story of the airmen who have dedicated themselves both in and out of the cockpit to bring these incredible machines to life.
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AVI-8 HAWKER HURRICANE CHRONO
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AVI-8 FLYBOY AUTOMATIC STEEL

Ziiiro Watches New Black Snow Eclipse

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Glowing with Super-LumiNova®

New Black Snow Black Steel Mesh Ziiiro Eclipse Watch

Using a patented Swiss Super-LumiNova® pigment on watch dial and minute hand, the Eclipse watch offers day and night visibility with bright blue illumination in the dark. This watch glows in the dark with sufficient activation by sunlight or artificial light.
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New Nixon Regent II Watch Collections

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Standing the Test of Time

New Additions to the Popular Nixon Regent II Collection

Undeniably classic, the Nixon Regent II is flawless in its construction, timeless in its style and exudes understated cool in an understated size. A timeless 42 mm design that looked as worthy two generations ago as it will a generation from now.
Starting at just $250, the value of these Regent II watches with Swiss Made movements, stainless steel bracelets or American made Horween leather straps are easy to justify adding to your collection.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

New 4th Dimension Concrete Dial Watch by 22 Design Studio, the Harbour Edition

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New 4th Dimension Watch: Harbour Edition

The Harbour Model combines a dark gray concrete watch surface with a brushed stainless steel bezel, silver and blue hands, a polished stainless-steel crown, and a canglan leather band. This color combination exudes a subtle sophistication and elegantly complements formal wear.
Materials: 316L Stainless Steel Case, High-density Concrete, Sapphire Glass Lens, MIYOTA movement, Leather Strap Case Measurement: Ø 42mm D 14mm
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Time divides and measures the progress of existence. A timepiece displays that time in three dimensions. With “4th Dimension Timepieces” , we bring these dimensions together with an original design. The timepieces’ concrete construction strongly proclaims its physicality while its design, in the shape of a spiral staircase, helps you envision the concept of time by its constantly evolving patterns of light and shade. These timepieces clearly tell the time while quietly engaging the viewer in the concepts of a 4th dimension.
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Monday, August 1, 2016

Discover Fiyta Watches

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Time is on your side...yes it is!

A picture is worth a thousand hours -- and these new skeletonized mechanical watches from FIYTA are hard not to notice and easy to read. You'll see a wide variety from this daring automatic collection, all featuring new & unusual ways of displaying the time while seeing into the inner workings of the mechanics.
These have the finishing of a watch costing thousands of dollars but this collection starts at just a few hundred bucks with nothing over $599. You'll definitely find one in your price range as well as fitting that missing piece in your collection of unusual mechanical timepieces.
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Friday, July 29, 2016

Mr. Jones Watches "An Inordinate Fondness for Beetles" Limited Edition of only 100

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Bug Out With This New Limited Edition of 100

On being asked what one could learn about God from a study of his creation the Victorian biologist Haldane answered, “that he has an inordinate fondness for beetles”
There are 350,000 identified species of beetle, accounting for 30% of all animal life. An inordinate fondness for beetles is a celebration of this most abundant of insects.
The design was created with English illustrator Lucy Eves, there is a scurrying mass of beetles arranged across the case, the glass, the dial and the disc hand. Lucy explains the thinking behind the watch,
“the design is inspired by those wonderfully intricate and diverse displays of pinned Victorian entomological collections which have found their way into my illustration work before; yet the beetles contained here are on the move, swarming and scuttling in every direction, creating a mobile bug-box to exhibit on your arm.
Time flies? Maybe it just beetles..."
The time display unconventional: the hour is read from the position of the colored beetle in the crescent. The crescent shows 12 hours running from 6 on the left to 6 on the right. The green beetle indicates the hours from 6am to 6pm. At 6pm the green beetle disappears on the right and the red beetle appears on the left. The red beetle shows the hours from 6pm through to 6am.
The display is based on the Sun and Moon watches that were first produced in Britain in the late 1600s during a period of experimentation with the watch face and how to represent the time, before the concentric hour and minute hands became established as the universal standard which we still use.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A Clockwork Orange - Top Ten Coolest Orange Watches

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Orange You Ready For Some Color?

"It's funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen."
Save a Pretty Polly with the code CLOCKWORK10 at checkout between now and Sunday to save an additional 10% on the ten watches featured below or any other watch at Watches.com.*
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HYGGE 3012 Discus Black Orange
 
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Projects Sometimes Orange
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Grovemade Round Maple Wood Watch
 
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Issey Miyake SILAY005 W Chronograph Orange
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Tendence Gulliver Orange/Black
 
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666 Under Pressure II Orange
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Diesel DZ7304 Hal SS Triple Time Ana-Digi
 
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Diesel DZ7309 Daddy Leather Brown
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Aeromatic XL Automatic Military Flier Black Orange
 
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Click Keypad Hidden Time Orange

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